15 days in Africa Itinerary

15 days in Africa Itinerary

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Fly
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Livingstone, Zambia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
— 3 nights
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Drive to Livingstone, Bus to Kazungula, Fly to Ngamiland East
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Ngamiland East, Botswana
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chobe National Park, Botswana
— 1 night
Fly
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Windhoek, Namibia
— 1 night
Fly
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Swakopmund, Namibia
— 3 nights
Drive to Windhoek, Fly to Auckland

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Livingstone, Zambia — 3 nights

Tourism in Livingstone, a town nestled on the Zimbabwean border, thrives largely thanks to the nearby Victoria Falls.
Livingstone is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Railway Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Livingstone Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Livingstone online itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Livingstone is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Africa Time (CAT) is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Livingstone: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Victoria Falls.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe — 3 nights

Victoria Falls, a Zimbabwean town near the eponymous waterfall, serves as one of two prime gateway points to the majestic cascade and its surrounding national park.
On the 21st (Thu), spend a relaxing day on the river with a rafting and tubing tour. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Mosi-oa-Tunya / Victoria Falls National Park, look for gifts at Cultural Vibes Music Shop, explore the galleries of Prime Art Gallery, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Victoria Falls trip maker website.

Victoria Falls is very close to Livingstone. While traveling from Livingstone, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Victoria Falls, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ngamiland East.
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Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
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Ngamiland East, Botswana — 2 nights

Ngamiland East, a sub-district of Botswana's North-East District, is all about the wildlife and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through NG/32 Okavango Kopano Mokoro Community Trust.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ngamiland East attractions website.

You can do a combination of car, bus, and flight from Victoria Falls to Ngamiland East in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Chobe National Park.
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Chobe National Park, Botswana — 1 night

A trip to Chobe National Park awakens the naturalist in every traveler and opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll through Nogatsaa and Tchinga.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chobe National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ngamiland East to Chobe National Park. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 1 night

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum, then examine the collection at National Museum of Namibia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christuskirche, and finally look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers.

Start your trip to Windhoek by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Chobe National Park to Windhoek in 4 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time to Central Africa Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Windhoek are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Swakopmund.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Swakopmund, Namibia — 3 nights

Nestled on Namibia's Atlantic coast and surrounded by the sand dunes of the vast Namib Desert, the resort town of Swakopmund enchants visitors with its distinct German colonial architecture and pleasant climate.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Flamingo lagoon, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the views from Swakopmund Jetty. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Swakopmund Museum and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Swakopmund trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Swakopmund takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Windhoek in September, things will get slightly colder in Swakopmund: highs are around 24°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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Zambia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Nature & Parks
Air Conditioned State
Landlocked Zambia remains best known, a little counter intuitively perhaps, for its bodies of water. Three large rivers run through the country, with most of the big urban areas and smaller settlements sticking close to waterways and the valleys they've cut over millennia. Holidays in Zambia are adventurous affairs, with real planning required to get the most out of the country--foreign visitors find the infrastructure lacking and familiar comforts practically nonexistent. Traditional villages remain the most culturally rewarding places to visit in Zambia, while superlative natural features include animal-rich national parks and picturesque waterfalls.
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Zimbabwe travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Zipline · Bridges
Tourism in Zimbabwe experienced a boost after the country's turbulent recent history seemed to settle down. Waterfalls, "Big Five" national parks, and the Eastern Highlands provide contrasting but complementary images of southern Africa, with the growing tourism infrastructure helping visitors see the best of what the country offers. Though corruption and unemployment remain everyday problems, the vast majority of Zimbabweans are a welcoming bunch, proud of the natural riches and culture of their hopeful country.
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Botswana travel guide

3.7
Nature & Parks · Safaris · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sparsely populated Botswana possesses some of the most unadulterated wilderness and animal-rich areas in Africa. Largely unfenced national parks allow the world's largest population of elephants to roam freely--these protected areas also shelter varied birdlife and many endangered and rare mammal species. Tourism in Botswana largely caters to visitors seeking luxury lodges and exclusive safari experiences, but expeditions into traditional villages are also strongly recommended. The preserved cultures of these agricultural settlements show a link between man and nature formed over centuries, a relationship that many visitors to Botswana come to reconsider in their own lives.
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Namibia travel guide

4.2
Nature & Parks · Deserts · Landmarks
Land of the Brave
Since gaining independence from South Africa in 1990, Namibia has sought to rival its neighbor in terms of tourist appeal. While it hasn't yet gotten up to the numbers of South Africa, Namibia tourism sector has plenty to work with. The desert and mountainous areas represent a real source of appeal, with species of classic African game animals, such as desert lions, zebras, and elephants real highlights of safaris through the national parks. Namibians are rightly proud of their country, and the myriad traditional villages, colonial German towns, and lively urban centers all deserve your attention.
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